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Tottenham chase Dutch star Memphis Depay

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Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a bid believed to be in the region of £17 million for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay according to reports.

Depay is seen as the solution to Spurs' left sided problem since the exit of Gareth Bale. 

Depay is currently on World Cup duty with the Netherlands and scored the winner in Holland's 3-2 World Cup win over Australia which alerted big clubs across Europe of the players' talent.

The Dutch starlet is raw at the age of 20 but impressed at PSV last season scoring 12 goals in the Eredivisie in 32 appearances.

The 20-year-old is predominantly a left winger but can play on the right wing and even behind the striker. He is dangerous in many forward positions.

Depay is a strong dribbler and likes to cut inside and shoot from distance with his stronger right foot. He is also a set piece specialist and is well known for his free kick taking.

On the counter he has blistering pace and loves to take on opposing players. He is a player with a lot of potential, great movement and flair.

Moreover, Depay has a high work rate and often chases down opponents when his team do not have the ball. He also has great close control.

Spurs will face stiff competition from Manchester United with new manager Louis Van Gaal, who is also managing Depay currently in the World Cup, is known to be a huge admirer of the player.

One would expect Depay to be keen to work with Van Gaal again but the lure of first team football under Mauricio Pochettino may change his mind. Man Utd currently have a number of wingers on their books.

Memphis Depay has been compared to Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo and has the potential to be a world beater. Tottenham Hotspur would do well to beat Manchester United to his signature and it remains to be seen whether 17 million pounds will be enough to sign the winger.

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